PORT-AU-PRINCE Jan 25 (Reuters) - Haiti's government presidential candidate will withdraw from the country's disputed elections following intense international pressure to keep him out of a run-off vote due to fraud allegations, a senator from the INITE ruling party said on Tuesday.
"The candidate for our party INITE, Jude Celestin, will withdraw from the presidential race to facilitate a solution to the electoral crisis," Senator Franky Exius told Reuters.
He said a public announcement would be made either later on Tuesday or on Wednesday.
This followed heavy pressure from the United Nations and western donors on the Haitian government and electoral authorities to accept an Organization of American States (OAS) experts' report challenging preliminary results from Nov. 28 elections that had put Celestin in the run-off.
(Reporting by Allyn Gaestel and Joseph Guyler Delva; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)